What you’d REALLY rather spend your $1200/month Toronto rent on

They say the average rent for an apartment in Toronto is about $1,200/month, but chances are you pay a lot more than that, especially if you live anywhere near downtown, or in one of the city’s coolest neighbourhoods.

We all hate forking out such a precious sum every month. Like you, we dream of better ways to spend half our paycheques. Here are ____ things you’d definitely rather spend our $1,200/month rent cheques on:

Beer and wine.

For $1,200, you could consume a lot of really great beer and wine. Seriously, every day would be a party. If a pint of beer is somewhere around $7 at a Toronto pub, your rent would buy you 171 beers per month. Or for wine by the glass at $9 each, that’s 133 glasses of wine. Just imagine how many friends you’d have.

Awesome food.

The price of dining out in Toronto can be as high or as low as you want it to be, think Banh Mi Boys versus Canoe. But if you break it down, your rent works out to $40 a day, which could afford you some pretty decent lunches and dinners, as long as you don’t eat out every day. Just think: No washing dishes. Amazing.

Toronto events.

There’s something awesome to do in Toronto pretty much every day, but we, the Renters of Toronto, can’t indulge in everything ’cause we’ve got bills to pay. For $1,200 per month, you could go to beer festivals every weekend, concerts, theatre, comedy shows, Leafs games and so much more.


It’s cold and you’d rather be in the Bahamas or something. $1,200 would cover a week or two there. Just sayin’.


Gotta get you some of that Drave OVO swag.

Personal training.

Just imagine how ripped you’d be for $1,200 per month. Your trainer had better buy you some sweet gifts for spending that much…

Groceries, transportation, bills and the essentials.

Because honestly, after dishing out $1,200 a month, sometimes we all wonder how we’re going to survive for 30 days.

What would you rather spend $1,200 per month on? Let us know in the comments section!

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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